TRENTON – Discussions on New Jersey’s troubled state pension system, Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed clean energy cuts and efforts to reform affordable housing and bills to turn property tax rebate checks into a credit and to protect consumers from harassing debt collectors top Thursday’s Assembly committee agendas.
TRENTON – During the past 23 months, 224,725 citations—an average of 9,770 a month—have been issued to motorists violating New Jersey’s cell phone law, which prohibits texting and talking on hand-held phones while driving, said Pam Fischer, director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
TRENTON – Two bills to help laid-off police and firefighters have received Assembly approval.
NEWARK – Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the Vet2Vet program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) into a national program.
TRENTON – New Jersey shouldn’t expect much help from the federal government to bail out the state’s insolvent unemployment insurance fund, according to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ).
NEWARK — NJ Transit today implemented an emergency spending freeze and told employees that it will reduce its workforce by more than 200, rollback spending on retirement accounts, and cut executive salaries.
TRENTON – Assemblyman Ralph Caputo on Monday announced he and several other Assembly Democrats have introduced legislation that would seek voter approval to place video lottery terminals at the Meadowlands horse racing track.
TRENTON – Amid continued concern about children’s jewelry tainted with toxic materials, legislation targeting unsafe jewelry is advancing toward law.
NEWARK – Four men who allegedly used fraud, deceit, and computer hacking to make more than $25 million by acquiring and reselling more than 1.5 million of the most coveted tickets to concerts, sporting events, and live entertainment throughout the United States surrendered to federal authorities this morning after being charged in an indictment, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. to prohibit public transportation operators from using a wireless telephone or electronic communication device while their vehicles are moving was approved 75-0 Thursday by the Assembly.